NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As flu season comes
around the corner, many Americans are facing another vaccine
choice. For some, the pandemic has changed their sentiments on flu
vaccination, but others will not be persuaded to get the flu shot
According to ValuePenguin's most recent survey, 31% of Americans
said the coronavirus makes them more likely to get the flu shot
this year. Meanwhile, another 12% say they're less likely to get a
- Baby boomers (75%), men (64%), and those who have previously
had the flu (56%) are among those most likely to get a flu shot
this year. Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
are also more likely to get a flu shot (69%).
- Consumers without health insurance are 53% less likely to
get a flu shot than those who are insured. Just 27% of
uninsured Americans will get a flu shot this year, compared with
58% who have health insurance.
- While 62% of consumers believe the flu shot effectively
prevents the flu, younger Americans are more skeptical. By
generation, 74% of baby boomers are confident in the vaccine's
effectiveness, compared with 55% of Gen Zers, 56% of millennials,
and 58% of Gen Xers.
- Nearly a third of Americans (31%) say the coronavirus
pandemic makes them more likely to get a flu shot. On the
other hand, 12% report being less likely to get a flu shot amid the
- Americans are less supportive of flu vaccine mandates than
they were before the pandemic. In 2019, 66% supported flu
shot requirements for students in kindergarten through 12th grade,
and 55% supported workplace requirements. This year, those numbers
dropped to 54% and 40%, respectively.
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